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Greenpeace Dear Beatrice,March 17, 2009stop pirates

Pirate fishermen are pillaging the oceans, breaking the law, harming sea habitats and devastating ocean life. Surely, YOU wouldn't buy pirate loot if you saw it in the supermarket. But if pirate loot were in your supermarket would you even know? The reality is, probably not. Supermarkets unknowingly help these pirate fishermen by leaving critical information off seafood labels. When you buy certain fish, you have no idea if it comes from a pirate or not.

This has to end! Together, we can put pressure on supermarkets to change their policies. Today, I'm asking you to take your activism a step further by going into your supermarket and letting us know if you see any red list seafood. Ask the manager of the seafood counter or store to tell you about the store's seafood policies. Our activist toolkit gives you all the ammunition that you need to make a difference.

TAKE ACTION >> Download the toolkit.

I don't want pirates in my supermarket. That's why I went to my local supermarket armed with the toolkit and looked for answers. It was very easy to do and didn't take much of my time. I looked at what was in the seafood counter and freezer section to see if my store sells red list seafood, and I asked the manager a few questions and wrote down his response. I was amazed at what I had uncovered! Not only were they selling fish commonly caught by pirates, they were also stocking the shelves with endangered fish. It was scandalous.

Greenpeace wants to gather as much data as we can. The more we know about each supermarket, the easier it will be to confront them and get them to change.

Pirate fishermen should walk the plank and get out of our supermarkets! Help us out today.

For the oceans,
John Hocevar






John Hocevar
Oceans Campaigner

 

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Posted: Apr 20, 2009 8:52am
Jul 21, 2008

THE PLIGHT OF ENDANGERED SPECIES

There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN Red List and 16,306 of them are threatened with extinction, up from 16,118 last year. This includes both endangered animals and endangered plants.

One in four mammals, one in eight birds, one third of all amphibians and 70% of the world’s assessed plants on the 2007 IUCN Red List are in jeopardy.

The total number of extinct species has reached 785 and a further 65 are only found in captivity or in cultivation. In the last 500 years, human activity has forced over 800 species into extinction.

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